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Hello Fresh Is Postponing Their IPO Due To Market Volatility

The Hello Fresh AG sources have told that the food delivery start up is going to postpone their plan of IPO. The Hello Fresh is the food unit which is backed up by the Rocket Internet of Samwer brothers. The food unit has told recently that they are planning for an IPO soon. But the sources have now told that the IPO of Hello Fresh will be postponed. The company has taken this decision because of market volatility, said the sources. The investors and the marketers, who were eagerly waiting for the IPO of Hello Fresh, have now said that they were disappointed by the company’s decision.

Loandepot Withdraws Its Initial Public Offering

Loandepot, the famous online mortgage lender has scheduled very recently its IPO in the New York Stock Exchange. But the sources have now told that the company is withdrawing the initial public offering. The company has planned well on their IPO and made an announcement that the symbol of the company will be LDI. The marketers and the investors have told that they are feeling bad about the withdrawal of the initial public offering of the Loandepot. They were actually planning on making money through this IPO. But the information from the sources has made them to stop their plans.

Quantitative Trading Strategy in R

R is widely used by analysts and traders around the world to develop quantitative trading strategies which can be executed manually or through program trading. This is an introductory course for beginners in R to get familiarized with a trading strategy and experience coding a technical indicator in R.

How Hedge Funds Use Leverage?

There are always things in life that we wish we can get rid of, and it so often happens that sooner or later very intelligent people usually not governed by greed, we hope, come up with amazing new discoveries to protect themselves against this probability of a future risk. It is because people understand the repercussions of uncertainty that they often wish to, in a sense, “eliminate” this risk of change. It would be completely naive of us to think that even with these new gizmos that we are able to destroy the chances of change, as this world is not perfect but it is the balance of perfection and imperfection that allows this planet on its axis peacefully.

Algorithmic Trading

The above interview was held at Finbridge Expo 2015 - The Financial Services and Technologies Exhibition, was held on 14-15th March 2015 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Mr. Shaurya Chandra, Co-Founder of QuantInsti, explains Algorithmic Trading in simplest of words during a Financial Services and Technology Exhibition Event in Mumbai, India.

A Brief Rumination on the Coming Cashless Society

Today, I hired an independent researcher to do some legal consulting for me. We agreed on a $100 "detainer". Since I began checking out of the system in 2009, and mainly to avoid any more contact with the IRS, I stopped doing business with all banks.

December Opportunities in Two Surprisingly Strong Stocks

Dec 1, 2015: 11:20 AM CST Which two stocks have the greatest number of consecutive up-closes at the moment? And more importantly, what are the trading opportunities for these two candidates? Let's see them! With 10 Consecutive Upside Closes, our two "surprisingly strong" stocks include the following: Dollar Tree (DLTR) snapped a Downtrend with a powerful positive divergence reversal off the $60.00 level.

Cree is ready to light things up!

The stock had an extended run lower from a double top at 75 in the summer of 2014. Since that top it has lost more than 70% of its value, bottoming at 22. But the last 5 months it has built a solid stable base between 24 and 28. It still needs to prove it wants to head higher. But there are some positive signs.

Certificate in Quantitative Finance

Delivered by Fitch Learning, the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is a six-month, part-time program providing in-depth training for individuals working in, or intending to move into, derivatives, IT, quantitative trading, risk management, model validation or insurance.

Statistical Arbitrage: A Quantitative Trading Strategy

Quantitative trading is used to identify opportunities for trading by using statistical techniques and quantitative analysis of the historical data. Quantitative trading is applicable to information which is quantifiable like macroeconomic events and price data of securities.

Excel 2013 Essential Training

Whether you're a novice or an expert wanting to refresh your skillset with Microsoft Excel, this course covers all the basics you need to start entering your data and building organized workbooks. Author Dennis Taylor teaches you how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, work with multiple worksheets, format the appearance of your data, and build charts and PivotTables. Other lessons cover the powerful IF, VLOOKUP, and COUNTIF family of functions; the Goal Seek, Solver, and other data analysis tools; and how to automate many of these tasks with macros.

Wilbur Ross Sells Stake in Bank Holding Company

Last month Wilbur Ross (Trades, Portfolio) of Invesco Private Capital was quoted as recommending owning bank stocks as a hedge against the prospect of rising interest rates.While it is true that Ross’ portfolio, which consists of stock in only seven companies, leans to bank holdings with two of its three most heavily weighted stakes in that industry, his most significant third-quarter transaction was the sale of his 9,664,579-share stake in Talmer Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TLMR), a Troy, Michigan-based bank holding company.

Execution Algorithms and Its Categories

Trading involves so many strategies and algorithms. When these algorithms are broadly classified, the execution algorithms will take the majority part in it. But as a whole, all the algorithms will share the same basic characteristics. All these algorithms will apply the combinations of market data and decide on particular dilemma. The execution algorithms are often called as the ‘heart of the algorithmic trading’. Unlike the decision making algorithms, the execution algorithms are not commoditized. Also the brokers will often make changes in the algorithm based on the client requirements.

Factors Behind The Evolution Of Automated Trading In Treasury Market

It is well known that in the recent years the usage of automated trading in the US treasury market has increased a lot. The traditional voice brokerage was largely replaced by the electronic medium now. The trading that occurs in the inter dealer market was on-the-run treasury security, which is completely not in use now.

Certificate in Quantitative Finance

Delivered by Fitch Learning, the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is a six-month, part-time program providing in-depth training for individuals working in, or intending to move into, derivatives, IT, quantitative trading, risk management, model validation or insurance. Founded by Dr. Paul Wilmott, the online program is unique in its approach to the field of real-world financial engineering and not only focuses on teaching the practical implementation of quant techniques used in industry, but also the evaluation of models and methods.

Momentum Based Strategies for Low and High Frequency Trading

This webinar focused on the various aspects of Momentum Trading Strategies for both Conventional/Low Frequency as well as High Frequency (HFT). Some popular strategies in momentum based trading were also dug deeper into to select niche momentum trading strategies. The webinar aimed to evaluate how HFT momentum strategies differ from conventional momentum strategies both from logic and deployment perspective.

Basic statistics for algorithmic trading

In this presentation we try to understand the core basics of statistics and its application in algorithmic trading.We start by defining what statistics is. Collecting data is the root of statistics. We need data to analyse and take quantitative decisions.While analyzing, there are certain parameters for statistics, this branches statistics into two - descriptive statistics & inferential statistics.This data that we have collected can be classified into uni-variate and bi-variate. It also tries to explain the fundamental difference.Going Further we also cover topics like regression line, Coefficient of Determination, Homoscedasticity and Heteroscedasticity.

Bulls Make a Stand in Late Morning Trading

The early selling wasn't able to force prices lower and bulls were able to stage a recovery by lunch time which accelerated into the close. Large Caps and Tech are well placed for a rally in the near term, but the Russell 2000 didn't make the cut.When the S&P gets back to (converging) 50-day and 200-day MAs it will find itself up against supply generated by these key moving averages. However, there is room for upside before then.

Complex Orders and Their Types

Many market place systems nowadays are including the support for some complex and special purpose orders. The special purpose orders can be used to implement both the alpha preserving and alpha creating algorithms. Many market places operators have different perspective on having such an option in their venues.

  • The most overbought candidates included in this list meet a number of criteria. First, each of the securities boasts a 14-day RSI reading above 70, deeming them to be in “overbought” territory and ripe for a correction. Second, we apply a liquidity screen to eliminate the more thinly-traded securities out there. More specifically, the list excludes equities with a market cap below $10 billion and those with a five-day average trading volume below the 1 million shares mark; also excluded from this list are stocks trading below $10 a share.

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